It was the 2nd of April. Just the previous day I had woken up with a bunch of April fool SMSes on the Indian cricket team and Poonam Pandey and a few lame Google April fool 'attempts' on the internet. But this day was different. The nation was waiting for the clock to show 230pm like never before.
The Srilankan innings had come to an end and a few Indians were glaring at a possible defeat. But they had their eyes on the little master who more often than not is referred to as 'the Lord' even by the atheists. The Indian innings started and the Delhi juggernaut was back in the pavilion even before half of India had gotten back to their seats for the 2nd innings. The entire nation now banked on their belief - "Perhaps the Lord will help us, for nothing can hinder the Lord. He can win a battle whether he has many warriors or only a few!”. He had rewritten almost all records, but the WC might have been the only chink in his armour.
It wasn't long enough before the Lord returned to the pavilion. The entire nation now looked at the next two men in despair. It's said that if the laughing Buddha had suddenly become serious, he would be called Gautam Gambhir. He was not showing any emotion on that day and was accompanied by the India under 19 captain, Virat(King) Kohli.
If India had lost from here, one could fancy the dialogue from 300 where the rest of the team would come to Sachin and say, 'My king, It was an honour to die at your side'. But, what followed from here was a very professional display of cricket. A Chandigarh prince, a Jharkhand captain and a delhi boy won the world cup for India and dedicated it to a Mumbai legend. It was one of those days when the Gods had faltered and mortals became divine. It was Sachin to go upto his team and say 'It's an honour to have lived at yours.'
Dhoni had proved to the world that he is indeed the knight in shining armor. At this very moment I thought to myself, "One fine day, I will sit in front of my Sony Bravia TV under a PSPO fan with my hair spiked using Brylcreem and my MicroMax mobile with Aircel connection in one hand and Pepsi in the other and watch this bloody whole match again.. Just for u MSD.. Just for you"
Just when the fact that we won the WC was sinking, Twitter was trending with Poonam Pandey. I mean, she was an integral part of the win. If she could motivate millions to pray for the team's win, she could sure motivate a few in the Indian team to win the match. I mean, Come on... If there was a 'Woman of the match' award then that would be jointly shared by Mahila and our own Poonam Pandey. Some might sue her and Vijay Mallya for what she claimed she would do, but rest assured she is our first contestant at Big Boss 6.